Michael Krebber is one of the central figures in Cologne-based art scene and is prominently involved in the international scene of conceptual painting. Krebber questions in his work the medium’s ontology. The artist includes only one or two brush strokes on a large canvas or sometimes covers his canvases with exhibition posters. Through this ultra-restrained intervention, Krebber’s conceptual approach examines what can come next for painting.Read More
Selected recent solo shows include: Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2017); Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (2016); Greene Naftali, New York, USA (2015); Galerie Nagel Draxler, Düsseldorf, Germany (2014); Maureen Paley, London, U.K. (2013); CAPC, Bordeaux, France (2012); Here comes the sons, Real Fine Arts, New York, USA (2011); Miami City Ballet, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany (2010); Pubertät in der Lehre⁄Puberty in Teaching, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, Germany (2009); Respekt Frischlinge, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (2008); sometimes it snows in april (presentation with Rachel Harrison), The McAllister Institute, New York, U.S.A (2006); Alien Hybrid Creatures, Schaufensterdekoration, Antiquariat Buchholz, Köln, with the Secession, Wien (2005); Unfinished Too Soon, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium (2004).
Text courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel.
Michael Krebber is known for understated objects and an overstated reputation. My goal in visiting his latest exhibition was not only to scrutinize the paintings but also to experience a new arc in what has been a long and stimulating narrative of cultivated persona.
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